If you’re looking for outdoor adventure in the American South, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Georgia. This sprawling state stretches from the Atlantic Ocean at its southeast corner up to the Blue Ridge Mountains—part of the Appalachians—and comprises a wide range of landscapes in between. Sandy beaches, vast wetlands, and mountain peaks, along with the thriving metropolis of Atlanta and historic cities like Savannah, are just a few of the sites worth checking out while you’re here.
The Blue Ridge Mountains tumble into Georgia’s far northern reaches, and the northern part of the state is a haven for hikers. Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, which covers over 867,000 acres, offers more than 500 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and driving off-road vehicles. This region is also home to Amicalola Falls State Park, where the eponymous waterfall is one of the state’s Seven Natural Wonders. It descends 729 feet, making it the third-highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi.
Prefer ocean views? Georgia’s coast is well-known for its sandy beaches and charming towns, like St. Simons Island, and if you’re into birding, don’t miss the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, a string of 17 sites along the coast where more than 300 species of birds have been spotted. Further inland, you can explore Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which protects the massive Okefenokee Swamp. The park offers guided boat tours and canoe and kayak rentals, and it also includes an International Dark Sky Park, so it’s an ideal location for stargazing.
Although Georgia is a great place to visit year-round, the spring and fall are especially nice: There are fewer crowds and the weather is usually pleasant. Expect hot and humid weather in the summer. Whenever you decide to go, combine some time exploring Georgia’s natural riches with one of these unique treehouse rentals below and you have a recipe for an unforgettable trip.
11 Best Treehouse Rentals in Georgia
Vibe: Suburban Escape
Located in a suburb outside of Atlanta, this secluded treehouse sits on five private acres of wooded property—a real escape from the sights and sounds of the city. The interior is warm and cozy with tasteful wood paneling, and unlike more rustic offerings, it includes a full kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and wifi. Unwind by the firepit, read a book on the sprawling deck (it’s perched 23 feet in the air), and then catch a restful night’s sleep in the lofted king bed.
Vibe: Tent in the Trees
Wake up in this tent and take in views of a picturesque private lake, and then grab the included canoe or paddleboard to get out on the water and explore. This 10-by-12-foot canvas tent is located on 46 forested acres, and it has everything you need for a rustic romantic getaway or an outdoors-focused weekend, including a firepit, an outdoor shower with hot water, and a hammock strung up on the porch for afternoon naps.
Vibe: Your Weekend, Elevated
This chic, angular Airbnb cabin rental is perched up on a hillside and offers views for days—especially if you grab a seat (ideally with a cold beverage in hand) out on the deck. The black painted exterior gives way to an airy, light-filled interior with high ceilings, a full kitchen, a bathroom with a soaking tub, and a beautiful lofted bedroom with a queen bed. Added bonuses include a hot tub and an Ooni pizza oven.
Vibe: For the Birds (and Bird Lovers)
This treehouse Airbnb beats any hotel room in Atlanta. The treehouse offers plenty of space and a tastefully appointed interior that boasts a full kitchen, a large living room, a full bathroom, a queen-size bed, and a handsome spiral staircase for loft access. Keep your eyes peeled when you’re out on the deck: You might catch a glimpse of the property’s exotic birds, including emus, peacocks, and swans.
Vibe: Come for the Views, Stay for the Treasure Hunt
This backyard Georgia treehouse is definitely one of the quirkier options out there. It consists of two separate elevated buildings connected by a rope bridge. There’s a spacious deck and a crow’s nest observation platform, and inside, you’ll find lots of reclaimed wood and handmade decor (along with an actual tree growing through the middle of one of the structures). The rental has a comfy memory foam bed and access to a full bathroom with running water. If you want an extra adventure, the owners have set up a scavenger hunt on the property for guests—and there’s a prize if you complete it.
Vibe: Home High Up
Somehow, this 650-square-foot deluxe VRBO treehouse manages to feel like a vacation rental and a one-of-a-kind treehouse at the same time. Part of that is thanks to the details, like room for six, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, a TV, wifi, multiple decks, a gas grill, and a firepit. The other part comes from the setting in the Aska Adventure Area in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Benton MacKaye Trail, a 300-mile footpath that goes through Tennessee and North Carolina, is directly accessible from the property while the towns of Blue Ridge and Ellijay aren't far off.
Vibe: Valley Views
Go rustic without roughing it in this treehouse. It’s perched above a small stream and surrounded by forest for a secluded feel, and the inside is clean and well-decorated (the owners recently renovated it). Amenities include wifi, air conditioning, a queen bed, and a bathroom with a composting toilet. Exposed wooden beams frame the interior and create a cozy vibe, and the deck is the perfect spot to take in the sights and sounds of the woods while sipping your morning coffee.
Vibe: High Life
This imposing treehouse is a three-story structure that stands 35 feet tall, and it’s located on a 16-acre property in the mountains of northern Georgia. Rent it, and you’ll have access to all kinds of amenities, including a hot tub and putting green on the ground level and a movie projector on the second level. There’s also an outdoor kitchen and gas grill for whipping up meals, and trailheads in the Cohutta Wilderness (part of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest) are just an hour’s drive away.
Vibe: Secret Fishing Hole
How about renting a private lake for the weekend? That’s just part of what you’ll get with this treehouse cabin. It’s located on a 20-acre lake that offers great fishing, and you’ll have access to a canoe, a paddleboard, and a boat to really make the most of it. The knotty pine interior is definitely on the kitschy side, but you’ll likely spend most of your time on the lake, chilling on the deck, or soaking in the hot tub.
Vibe: North Georgia Fairytale
From the outside, it looks like an oddly proportioned elf house, but inside, this classy cabin is bright and chic. A large A-frame-style window lets in plenty of sunlight, there’s a loft with a comfy king-size bed, and the home has a kitchenette and a full bathroom along with heat and AC. And since it’s elevated high above the ground, you’ll get great forest views whether you’re lounging in bed or hanging out on the deck.
Vibe: Floating Farmhouse
With its wooden paneling and wood-burning stove, this treehouse has a real farmhouse vibe—minus the horse smells and barn. It overlooks a creek on a massive 80-acre property in the mountains of northern Georgia, so it’s a great pick if you want a secluded stay. This clean, renovated cabin comes with a full bathroom, a kitchenette, and a lofted bed surrounded by windows, so you can drift off to sleep while listening to the sounds of the forest all around you.
Vibe: Treehouse Glamping
These pods would make a great rental for two outdoorsy couples or a small group of friends. Essentially, this rental consists of an elevated, open-air platform/living space sandwiched between two cylindrical sleeping pods, each with two memory foam twin mattresses. The living area includes a kitchenette with a fridge and a gas stove, and it’s partially covered, so you can stay dry if it rains. For a close-to-nature experience with some glamping-level amenities, you can’t go wrong with these pods.
Vibe: More House Than Treehouse
If the word "treehouse" makes you think of a basic childhood clubhouse with a rope ladder, know that this ain't that. The 800-square-foot cabin is the makings of a full home with room for five, two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. There's also an outdoor shower, a propane grill, a fire pit, a sunken hot tub, and loads of places to hang outside on the multi-leveled decks. You'll never want to leave this Blue Ridge treehouse retreat, but if you do, downtown Blue Ridge is a short drive away, as are the North Georgia Mountains' various wineries, and the Chattahoochee National Forest's hiking trails.